Not all socks are born equal. There is advanced technology available now that can make socks more comfortable and give them a longer life. K&L socks are made with the highest quality yarn using cutting edge equipment. What’s more,  N9 silver wash makes them stay fresh for longer!

Yarn

K&L socks are available in two varieties of cotton: combed and mercerized.

Combed cotton is treated with extreme care from the time it is harvested to the time it is spun into cloth. In order to produce the threads, cotton fibers are separated and lined up next to each other in the same direction through a special process called carding. The combing process improves the strength, durability, and overall quality of the fibers. Our combed cotton is Indian and legendary stuff born of a cotton producing and trading history that dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization.

Mercerized cotton is a special kind of cotton yarn that is stronger, smoother, and glossier than conventional cotton.  Apart from strength and luster, the mercerizing treatment makes cotton resistant to shrinkage, resulting in better fit. Mercerized cotton maintains a polished look even after washing. Our mercerized cotton is the celebrated Peruvian pima variety, famous for its softness and sheen.

A dash of lycra (5%) also makes our socks stretchy, elastic and well fitting.

Equipment

Most socks available in the market today are made with 96 or 128 needle knitting machines. K&L socks are made with 168 & 200-needle machine. A higher needle count allows us to use finer yarns and makes socks denser (not thicker). The fine gauge also makes socks fit better. K&L’s intricate and complex designs would be tough to pull off with a lower needle count!

N9 Silver Wash

K&L socks are specially treated with N9 Pure SilverTM, a technology that helps to reduce malodor on the socks and and keep the wearer comfortable. Socks are often defamed as smelly creatures and the wearer’s feet unfairly slandered to be sweaty. Contrary to popular belief, sweat itself does not smell bad. Feet provide a very hospitable environment for bacteria that breed in sweat and generate unpleasant odors. N9 Pure SilverTM is an antibacterial agent that controls the growth of harmful bacteria that can lead to the generation of odor and cause discomfort to the wearer. Thus, your K&L socks offer a freshness and level of hygiene not commonly found amongst socks.